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Best Pubs and Bars Showing Live Irish Sports

The Irish have a rich sporting tradition on the world stage in sports such as football, rugby, boxing, golf and horse racing as well as sports unique to the Emerald Isle such as Gaelic football and hurling. Fortunately for the millions of Irish sport followers around the world, there are thousands of smashing sports pubs and bars that specialise in showing Irish Sport on TV. Below you will find a list of the best UK pubs showing Irish sport. Click on their profile to find out more about them and see what specific matches they will be showing in the coming weeks.


Sports Bars and Sports Pubs

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14 Clapham Common South Side

02076 275 102
Alexandra  - Sports Bar in London More Info

Southwest London's finest Irish pub is a good a fine, fine pub. Enjoying over 150 years of service this boozer has two whopping great projectors and five screens to enjoy the action on. The Alex is ram packed during the Six Nations without fail and also draws decent crowds for GAA and Hurling.

Raglan Road Irish Bar

69-73 Derby Road

01159 583 359
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Raglan Road Irish Bar - Sports Bar in Nottingham More Info

Nottingham's favourite Irish bar and club venue. Sport on TV - check. Traditional Irish music nights - check. Less traditional music nights (Irish reggae?!) - CHECK. The Raglan's a real institution, well worth a visit!

Philomena's Irish Sports Bar & Kitchen

40 Great Queen Street
Covent Garden

02072 425 560
Philomena's Irish Sports Bar & Kitchen - Sports Bar in London More Info

Philomena's is a huge favourite in central London. The secret to their popularity is their buzzing atmosphere and the fact that they have four sky boxes meaning they can have four different sports on at once. Decent food, some decent beer and super friendly staff make this a cracking place to head whenever Ireland are playing on the box.

The London Irish Centre

50-52 Camden Square

02079 162 222
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What's more to say - it's the oldest and largest Irish centre in the UK.


The Holmes Building
Concert Square

L1 4AQ
01517 092 371
McCooley's - Sports Bar in Liverpool More Info

Cracking modern bar in the heart of Liverpool city centre. Heaps of sport, pool and plenty of Irish entertainment make this a grand place to visit whatever the time of day or night.

The Sheephaven Bay

2 Mornington St

02073 801 323
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The Sheephaven Bay - Sports Bar in London More Info

The Sheephaven Bay shows all Gaelic sport as a priority! They've seating for over 100 people meaning you can always watch the game in comfort whilst enjoying delightful food from our extensive menu. Noted for their fine Guinness, they stock a wide range of products from the Emerald Isle, giving you that home from home feel. With live Irish music every Friday night and all the sporting action shown on 7 plasma screens, The Sheephaven has a true Irish feel!

McGettigans Fulham

1 Fulham Broadway

02073 812 549
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Down in Fulham, McGettigans is always a hive of activity when London Irish are playing on TV. They're big fans of Gaelic footy here as well, making it well worth a visit during the GAA finals.

Oxford Arms Camden

265 Camden High Street
Camden Town

02072 674 945
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Oxford Arms Camden - Sports Bar in London More Info

This family run pub is very popular locally and plays some of the more niche Irish offering. For example if you're after a bit of hurling or say some action from the Setanta Cup, check the Oxford Arms' listings and head down. They've five screens in the main bar and are always busy on weekends. Head down early to avoid disappointment!

Malones Irish Bar

14 Forrest Road

01312 265 954
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Malones Irish Bar - Sports Bar in Edinburgh More Info

An Edinburgh institution. Irish run with all the traditional entertainment you'd expect from such a venue. Particularly good for GAA events and, of course, live rugby.

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